“Crazy Rich Asians” star Michelle Yeoh has entered into an overall deal with SK Global Entertainment and her label Mythical Films , the companies announced Wednesday
SK’s international shop Ivanhoe Pictures was one of the producers on last weekend’s box office winner “Crazy Rich,” a landmark in Hollywood representation and a revival of the romantic comedy genre.
Ivanhoe and its domestic counterpart in the SK Global portfolio, Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, will work on “producing, directing and select acting opportunities” with Yeoh.
“We are thrilled to be in business with such a versatile storyteller. One would be hard pressed to find a more universally loved and supremely talented global star,” SK Global president John Penotti said in a statement.
Yeoh said she’s excited to continue working with both companies “to develop stories that bridge cultures. The success of ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ has shown us that there are many more wonderful stories to tell from around the globe and I am delighted to partner with this very creative and wonderful team.”
Yeoh has is the star of features like Ang Lee’s award-winning “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” winner of 4 Academy Awards, as well as the James Bond title “Tomorrow Never Dies.” She also appeared in Marvel’s recent “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.”
Upcoming SK content includes the psychological thriller “Greta” from Neil Jordan with starring Isabelle Huppert and Chloë Grace Moretz. Additionally, the Hindi-language television series “Ghoul” will debut on Netflix on August 24 and was developed via Ivanhoe Pictures.
Yeoh is represented by David Unger at Artist International Group.